Matthew J Magic & Variety Arts

Close-up Magician

(6 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Wedding Magician, Juggler, Cabaret Magician
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber
Performs: Worldwide
From: £395
Magician & Variety Entertainer based in the North of the UK & available worldwide
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I perform a contemporary style of magic that is suitable for any type and size of event. From an intimate close up audience right through to a large theatre auditorium, my entertainment can be tailored to whatever is required. This means that regardless of whether you are planning a wedding, dinner, cabaret or simple family get together, every single one of your guests will be entertained in a manner that they will never forget.


I have been performing magic for over 3 decades now – 26 years professionally and 11 as a full-time magician/entertainer. I perform close up magic for adults, magic & circus shows for families and speak on personal development for corporates and in the education sector.
I always remain committed to finding new ways of sharing these interests with the people of Yorkshire, the UK and beyond, and as a result love working on a variety of projects. My Magic Masterclass and joint venture Circus Education, for instance, work towards teaching and entertaining at the very same time.
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Reviews     (6 Reviews)

Matthew J Magic & Variety Arts - Close-up Magician - Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber Event Location: Manchester Event Type: Anniversary Party 24th January 2022
We booked Matt last night for our 10 year wedding anniversary and I cannot find the words to convey how insanely good he was! Everyone has been talking about his tricks since the party and it was such a highlight for everyone. Matt was really responsive, turned up early, worked the room perfectly, making sure everyone had seen a good range of his set and even made some balloon animals for the kids. We absolutely recommend him, he's made the night so memorable.
Reviewed by: Matt Owen
Matthew J Magic & Variety Arts - Close-up Magician - Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber Event Location: Harrogate Event Type: Corporate Party
We booked Matt for our company birthday event and we were so pleased we did. He was absolutely amazing! Matt is professional, engaging and his magic tricks are incredible. Our guests absolutely loved it! We would highly recommend. Thank you Matt for helping make our birthday event one to remember.
Reviewed by: Cenheard Ltd.
Matthew J Magic & Variety Arts - Wedding Magician - Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber Event Location: Leeds Event Type: Wedding Reception 1st October 2023
Thanks again for your show on Saturday, it went down really well and has been probably one of our guests' best parts of the day when they've been talking to us. Including my uncle who knows most of the magic secrets, he was really impressed with your showmanship and was baffled at some of the stuff you pulled off.
Reviewed by: Dan Spiller


In over 25 years of performing professionally I have performed at thousands of weddings, dinners, corporate functions, product launches, trade fairs, etc.
I have performed for audiences of 1 to over 4,000 and ranging in age from 2 to god knows how old.
I've been a street entertainer, close up magician, cabaret performer, cast member, compare, promotional entertainer, stage illusionist, juggler and everything in between, including teaching over 350 budding magicians via my magic masterclass.

Previous Clients

Majority of UK Hotel chains.
Showcase Cinemas
Coca Cola
Park Resorts
Phillips 66
Pinset Mason
Johnson & Johnson

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Teen) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Graduation Party Grand Opening Party High School Reunion HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event Jewish Wedding New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event School Event Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Acting Experience

Ive been an extra a few times on some random shows

Modelling Experience

Nothing other than balloons, I can model balloons

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6'
Weight: 92kg
Chest: 42"
Waist: 34"
Eyes: Kind
Hair: On my face, not on my head
Shoe Size: 9

Meet the Act

The journey started upon first learning to juggle at the ripe old age of ten: my mother would leave me in Mushy Pea, a juggling shop that was formerly based in Manchester.
Being taught all kinds of tricks in there really furthered my interest in entertainment, and I quickly became more and more intrigued by the magic department that they had at the back of the store. This fascination was only enhanced when my brother bought me a deck of Marvin’s Magic Cards one Christmas.
It’s safe to say that I was absolutely hooked from that point onwards.
As a street magician it was immediately ...

Additional Information

DBS Checked
Equity Member
£10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance

Virtual Services Offer

Online Magic Lessons

Ever wanted to learn magic from a professional? I taught over 10,000 people how to do magic online during the pandemic and I'd love to teach you some awesome tricks too. I can even send you out all the professional quality apparatus you will need for specific tricks.

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